holiday fun in Menlo Park

No more true is the adage “a photo is worth a thousand words” than when showing the delightful look on kids’ faces when encountering Santa Claus. They had a number of opportunities to do so this past weekend in Menlo Park.

SONA Tree Lighting Party

The Stanford Oaks Neighborhood Association had its annual get-together, anchored at the Salvatierra house. About 50 neighbors showed up bearing unwrapped toys for the Menlo Park Fire Departments “Toys for Tots” and/or nonperishable food for local food banks. (Top two photos by Irene Searles).

Santa at train station_Laura

On Sunday night, it was time for the Santa train to make its stop at the Menlo Park train station. The hundreds of bundled up locals were treated to entertainment, and of course, a visit from St. Nick. (Last three photos by Laura Hamilton).

Santa show on train_Laura


Kids at Santa train_Laura

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Elf shines at Menlo Park’s annual breakfast with Santa

It was hard to tell who was having more fun this morning at the Menlo Park Recreation Center, the many kids – predominately of the eight and under variety – who’d come to have breakfast and then visit Santa or the old gentleman’s elf. She was there with a dance and a smile to encourage […]

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